OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Health’s Teresa Ferlito has been recognized by state elected representatives for her years of dedicated service as vice president and chief operating officer of Springside at Seneca Hill.
Ferlito, who is retiring, was formally presented with a state legislative resolution by Assemblymen Will Barclay and Robert Oaks, along with State Senator Patty Ritchie.
The presentation took place at Senator Ritchie’s senior health and wellness fair held Sept. 23.
In part, the resolution read, “In her official acts, Teresa Ferlito was governed by a keen sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; she has built a sense of community for retirees, and earned the admiration, esteem and affection of those with whom she has served.”
The resolution was officially adopted by the State Assembly and Senate in May.
Ferlito who was present at the resolution presentation, along with her husband, Mike, said,“It is quite an honor being recognized by Senator Ritchie and Assemblyman Barclay with the presentation of this legislative resolution. My career at Springside has been my passion. I have always believed in Springside and what our purpose was. Seeing the residents thrive day after day, and the staff become like extended family for them was very rewarding. Thank you to both Senator Ritchie and Assemblyman Barclay, to all my colleagues and family who, at all times, lent their support to me and the Springside community.”
In making the presentation, Barclay said, “Teresa has been an integral part of Springside since its early beginnings. Her compassion for the residents is evident through the many caring relationships she has forged with residents and families throughout the years. I wish her much success in her retirement. I’m sure her time spent at Springside will be remembered fondly by the many people with whom she has worked with and for throughout the years.”
Ritchie had her own praise for Ferlito.
“Teresa is a shining example of what can be accomplished when someone is passionate not only about their career, but also about helping others and bettering our community,” Ritchie said. “It’s an honor to be able to recognize Teresa for her many years of dedicated service to Springside and I extend my best wishes to her for an enjoyable and well-deserved retirement.”